The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

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Looking for an editor or proofreader?

The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for around 600 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.

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Training in editing and proofreading

Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.

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The SfEP is a membership organisation for editors and proofreaders. Find out more about our structure, benefits of membership and how you can join us.

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SfEP community

Find out about the activities and resources that help make the SfEP what it is – a welcoming, supportive network of editorial professionals.

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Copy-editing suite

Our NEW intermediate-level copy-editing course CE2: Headway bridges the gap between our now upgraded Introduction and Progress courses.

The resulting suite of courses offers you the chance to learn the core knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a copy-editor.

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UK Blog Awards finalists!

The SfEP blog has made it through to the final eight of the UK Blog Awards 2017 in the Arts and Culture section.

There will now be a judging round starting on 1 February 2017, and the winners will be announced at an awards evening on Friday 21 April 2017.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us and spread the word on social media.

The UK Blog Awards finalists

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Find out about editing and proofreading

Find the answers to common questions about editing and proofreading.

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See our range of guides

Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.

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